International Football History and Statistics

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1909 At half time in their First Division match at Anfield Liverpool were 2-5 down to Newcastle United but eventually ran out winners by 6 goals to 5. Parkinson (2), Orr (2), Goddard and Stewart scored for Liverpool while Albert Shepherd (4) and Howie scored for the visitors.
1926 Exeter City beat Coventry City 8-1 in League Division Three South. Dent, Blackmore, Crompton and Purcell all scored two apiece and Heathcote scored for the Sky Blues.
1933 Death of Billy George, former Aston Villa and England goalkeeper, at the age of 59. He joined Villa direct from the Army in 1897 and remained with them for 15 years. He won 3 Championship medals and a Cup winners medal (1905) and played in all three of England's internationals in 1901-02. He was also a useful cricketer who turned out for Warwickshire.
1933 Arsenal, reigning League Champions met the full Austrian international side (in the guise of F.C. of Vienna) and beat them 4-2 at Highbury. The Gunners goals came from Bastin (2), Jack and Hulme. As an experiment the teams wore numbers for the first time in England.
1952 Bill Dodgin, Fulham's young centre-half, transferred to Arsenal. He joined the Cottagers in 1951 and soon made their first team. After almost a decade at Highbury he returned to Fulham in March 1961 and went on to Millwall as coach in 1964. In all he played in 295 League matches. He also played for England in their first ever U-23 international against Italy in 1954 but it was his only honour.
1965 When Frank Saul, Tottenham centre-forward, was sent off against Burnley he became the first Spurs player to be sent off in a League match since 1928. He was a former England Youth international who made his debut in the 1960-61 season.
1984 The European Commission unifies the rules on free movement of players and gives each member Country two years to allow free movement between member states.